Redland Yurara Art Society
|Number of Members:||100|
Redland Yurara Art Society Inc. is a not for profit organisation with around 100 members. They are based in Thornlands, near Cleveland in the Redlands about 40 kilometres south east of Brisbane.
Established by Clothilde Highton and a small group of artists in 1962, Redland Yurara Art Society was originally known as “The Yurara Art Group. Their aim was and still is to give encouragement to practising artists, and to awaken public interest in the Arts generally.
In 1991 The Yurara Art Group became incorporated changing its name to Redland Yurara Art Society Inc. and in 1992 their studio was officially opened by the then Premier of Queensland, Mr Wayne Goss. Their studio remains the hub of members' activities, accommodating regular workshops, classes, tutorials, displays, meetings and social gatherings. In 1998, following a generous bequest from founding member, Joan Higgins, a gallery was added to the Studio, doubling available space. Both studio and gallery are well equipped and air conditioned and provide a fresh space with modern hanging facilities and professional lighting system.
The Yurara Youth Art Awards in the Redlands commenced in 2013 to encourage youth as they plan for a career in Visual Arts and to receive recognition among their peers and fellow artists. There is a major prize of cash and vouchers for each category. A free six monthly mentor ship program with professional tutors is offered to all entrants and free membership for one year giving the youth opportunities to exhibit in exhibitions.
Mary Jane Turk
Membership Benefits include:
- Well appointed premises with Wheelchair access.
- State-of-the-art gallery with opportunities to exhibit.
- Tutored classes (fees apply).
- Untutored classes (free to members).
- Regular workshops (fees apply).
- Monthly newsletters.
- Access to an extensive library.
- An opportunity to participate in Monthly meetings.
- Access to Society’s easels, tables & Equipment including a printing press.
- DVD equip. & wide screen TV.
Annual membership fees;
$75 single membership or a family membership fee of $65 +$10 for each family member. Student/youth fee is $20 per year. Pro-rata fees for new members are also available.
There are monthly rotating exhibitions with a different theme and two major exhibitions during Autumn and Spring. The Youth Art awards exhibition falls in October.
Workshops are run regularly during the year for both members and non members with discounts for members.
Regular Art Classes
A free portraiture group meets every Monday, a plein aire group on Thursday and a life drawing group on Friday mornings with a fee of $15 for the model.
Tutored classes are available: Tuesday mornings 9-12 noon. Mixed Media with Gloria Clay
Thursday mornings 9:30-12:30. Tonal Oil Painting with Annie Jamieson
Thursday afternoons 12:30-3 pm. Drawing and Painting with Robin Wilson
- Main Contact: Gloria Dietz-Kiebron
- Email Address: email@example.com (President)
- Phone Number: (07) 32864086
Studio & Gallery
Cleveland/Redland Bay Road
Thornlands Qld 4163.
PO Box 449
Cleveland, Qld 4163